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Massive 50% Off Sale For Black Friday: Applies To All Filmmaking Courses, LUTs, Film Grain & More!

My biggest sale of the year just went live for Black Friday! This sale applies to every filmmaking course on Noam Kroll Academy, and every post-production asset available through CINECOLOR – including the brand new VHS Bundle. Many products are marked down over 50% for the first time, and will not be this heavily discounted again until...

PODCAST: Directing Netflix Movies & Major Network Television With DGA Director Mike Rohl

Joining me today is acclaimed DGA director Mike Rohl, who has had an amazing directorial career in both television and feature films. Most recently, Mike directed Vanessa Hudgens in The Princess Swap trilogy for Netflix, but is also known for directing countless episodes of Smallville, The Outer Limits, When Calls The Heart, and many other iconic television...

The 3 Most Affordable Netflix Approved Cinema Cameras You Can Buy Right Now

As most filmmakers know, Netflix original productions can only be shot on cameras that have been approved by the streamer. Most of the the cameras on Netflix’s “approved list” are very costly, but there are a few affordable options worth taking note of. Before we dive in though – It should go without saying that you should never pick a...

Netflix’s “The Guilty” Was Shot In Just 11 Days – What It Means For Micro-Budget Filmmakers

Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest Netflix feature (The Guilty) wasn’t shot on a typical Hollywood schedule. While most major features shoot for 30 – 90 days, this movie was shot in just 11.11 days for a Hollywood feature is nearly unheard of, although in this case it was a no-brainer.The Guilty is a remake of an astounding 2018 Danish film of the same name.The...

PODCAST: Vashi Nedomansky, ACE On Designing Micro-Budget Post-Production Workflows

In this episode, I share a recent guest session recorded live in my filmmaking community (The Backlot), featuring acclaimed ACE editor Vashi Nedomansky. Vashi is an expert on post production workflows, having worked as a consultant on DEADPOOL, House of Cards, The Good Doctor, Sharknado 2, and countless other projects. He’s been on the podcast...

From First Draft To Shooting Script: The 6 Stages Of Re-Writing A Feature Length Screenplay

I just finished a shooting draft for my upcoming feature film SHELL SHOCK, and thought it would be helpful to share some background on my process now that I am nearing the finish line. Typically when I write a screenplay, I have a set workflow that I like to use. I usually start with what many call the “vomit draft” – the most rudimentary...

Free Download: Camera LUTs For Sony, Lumix, Blackmagic, Arri, RED, Canon, Fuji & More!

Looking for a color grading LUT to convert your raw footage from Log to Rec 709? I have you covered with this free set of camera-specific LUTs for Sony, Lumix, Blackmagic, Arri, RED, Canon, Fuji & iPhone! Conversion LUTs are of course applied to raw footage and used to create neutral starting point for your creative color grade. Most camera...

PODCAST: Selling A Bootstrapped Documentary To Vice With Filmmaker Nick Scown

Today I’m joined by documentary filmmaker Nick Scown, whose feature documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 was just released through Vice and is now available nationwide. As Nick shares in the interview, what started as a bootstrapped DIY passion project ultimately evolved into a larger production that attracted a ton of incredible talent. Despite...

PODCAST: Shooting a $30,000 Feature Film In 12 Days With Director Marc A Hutchins

This week I am joined by filmmaker and film professor Marc A Hutchins, known for his directorial feature films Crossing Streets and Where Are You, Bobby Browning? After producing and directing numerous independent film titles – including a $300,000 feature – Marc decided to scale down his production approach and embrace the micro-budget realm....

The Fuji X-T4 For Filmmaking: Full Camera Review

I recently picked up a Fuji X-T4 to use on a slate of upcoming filmmaking projects, and have now shot with it quite extensively. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on the camera for other filmmakers considering it as an option. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I am a huge Fuji fan. I love using my X100T for stills and have...

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